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Goats on a bendy metal thing
February 17, 2014 2:25 PM   Subscribe

We've talked about goats before, but I don't think we've collectively experienced the joy of goats frolicking on a bendy piece of metal.
posted by elmer benson (70 comments total) 56 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was bothered by the lack of sound so I made this.
posted by tnecniv at 2:34 PM on February 17 [22 favorites]


Yay! (jump)
Woob. Woooob. Wooooooooob. Wooba wooba wooba wooba.
Yay! (jump)
Woob. Wooob. Wooooooooooob. Wooba wooba wooba wooba.

YAY!
posted by xingcat at 2:34 PM on February 17 [12 favorites]


Cirque de Soleil could probably put this on the Vegas strip and fill another casino.
posted by JoeZydeco at 2:35 PM on February 17 [10 favorites]


Chevre de soleil. YES.
posted by bunderful at 2:39 PM on February 17 [45 favorites]


Goats are one of the only animal species that visibly appear to have an understanding of the concept of "OMG THIS IS SO FUN. BEST EVER."
posted by honeybee413 at 2:40 PM on February 17 [14 favorites]


Let us also remember the playful otter.
posted by zscore at 2:42 PM on February 17 [2 favorites]


And also foxes.
posted by sriracha at 2:45 PM on February 17


And of course the noble Golden Retriever. Though their standards for "fun" are so low as to perhaps make that a poor entry.
posted by fiercecupcake at 2:48 PM on February 17 [3 favorites]


good work tnecniv, heres another soundtrack option.
posted by memebake at 2:50 PM on February 17 [4 favorites]


Homer: But, Marge, that little guy hasn't done anything yet. Look at him. He's going to do something, and you know it's going to be good...
posted by NordyneDefenceDynamics at 2:52 PM on February 17 [7 favorites]


The goat on the left was a bit of a meanie. I can see why they keep it chained.
posted by Solomon at 2:52 PM on February 17


I'd be more likely to go the movie theatre for 75-90 minutes of this than anything I've seen come out in the past couple of years.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:57 PM on February 17 [11 favorites]


Here's another musical suggestion.
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:05 PM on February 17 [10 favorites]


My own anthemic soundtrack offering.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:08 PM on February 17 [4 favorites]


As great as this is, it could only be improved by audio.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 3:09 PM on February 17


This is exactly my family at the park when me and my sisters were, well, kids. That's Dad on the left saying "get up there" [he has to build or paint something so hurry up and have fun], mom is trying to encourage us by showing that it's nothing to be scared of "see look, it's ok" and Dad really wants to hop up there but he's afraid of embarassing himself. He even checks to make sure no one see's him being happy.

Oh my god, this is uncanny.
posted by vapidave at 3:11 PM on February 17 [4 favorites]


soundtrack: Logan Rock Witch (Aphex Twin)
posted by memebake at 3:21 PM on February 17 [4 favorites]


Non-musical suggestion.
posted by Redfield at 3:23 PM on February 17 [4 favorites]


Goats Frollicking on a Bendy Piece of Metal is my favorite Nurse With Wound track.
posted by davebush at 3:23 PM on February 17 [4 favorites]


I keep waiting for the razor-sharp edge of that sheet metal to spring out of the ground and decapitate something
posted by ook at 3:24 PM on February 17 [4 favorites]


I was bothered by the lack of sound so I made this.

I knew it had to be yakity sax, so I clicked at once.
posted by randomkeystrike at 3:25 PM on February 17 [4 favorites]


Nice, redfield. Here's another Goat Double Feature
posted by memebake at 3:28 PM on February 17 [3 favorites]


There's that one large goat on the left who never gets up on the bendy metal. This bothers me.
posted by Obscure Reference at 3:31 PM on February 17 [6 favorites]


Me too! Poor daddy goat, he never gets to hop on the metal thing.
posted by winna at 3:33 PM on February 17 [1 favorite]


Here's my calm, professorial soundtrack option.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 3:43 PM on February 17 [4 favorites]


GOAT RAINBOW
posted by cmoj at 3:50 PM on February 17


Goat see-saw
posted by zippy at 3:50 PM on February 17


The guy on the left doesn't know what's going on, but he knows a good headbutt will fix it.
posted by idiopath at 3:54 PM on February 17 [4 favorites]


(also, not climbing on the bouncy thing when you have a chain around your neck is just simple self preservation).
posted by idiopath at 3:56 PM on February 17 [2 favorites]


Amazing video, but what's with all the Anglo music suggestions? Let me bring in a Belgian and a Scot with a linguistically and geometrically correct choice.
posted by maudlin at 3:58 PM on February 17 [7 favorites]


That was my thought too, ook... but it's still really cute...until someone gets hurt!
posted by BoscosMom at 4:00 PM on February 17


Goats are one of the only animal species that visibly appear to have an understanding of the concept of "OMG THIS IS SO FUN. BEST EVER."

I counter with elk calf.
posted by crayz at 4:02 PM on February 17 [13 favorites]


Gotta go with Charles Trenet
posted by Smedleyman at 4:05 PM on February 17 [5 favorites]


Man I really wanted to pair that with the clip of the BBC snowboard announcers, but it looks like the YouTube killjoys have removed the clip.
posted by srt19170 at 4:06 PM on February 17


Another soundtrack submission.

I am giving this too much thought.
posted by tnecniv at 4:21 PM on February 17 [3 favorites]


They're just running interference while the bear wheels off the garbage can.
posted by arcticseal at 4:22 PM on February 17 [3 favorites]


Jon Mitchell: Tim needs to be his own FPP.
posted by divabat at 4:27 PM on February 17


tnecniv, that one was damn funny. Root beer almost came out my nose.

Made me think in the opposite direction though.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:28 PM on February 17


Oh Lord I am basically dying of happiness. Happy goats! With things to jump on!

Proper goat anatomy lesson for those not in the know.
posted by WidgetAlley at 4:32 PM on February 17 [23 favorites]


I knew it had to be yakity sax, so I clicked at once.

I figured it was Yakety Sax, so I didn't need to click because THAT SONG IS PERMANENTLY BURNED INTO MY BRAIN.
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:36 PM on February 17 [2 favorites]


Oh god this is this best thing ever.

My soundtrack is obvious and cliched but syncs really well.
posted by Room 641-A at 4:37 PM on February 17 [14 favorites]


How come lamb meat smells like goat cheese? Is there something in both animals that has that tanginess?
posted by rebent at 4:53 PM on February 17


Using my vast expertise about goats, derived from extensive reading of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, I am unsurprised that the goats attempt to cross this bridge-like span.

(While maybe also trying to flatten any trolls that might be lurking underneath it)
posted by anonymisc at 4:54 PM on February 17 [5 favorites]


Does what it says on the tin.
posted by hal9k at 5:07 PM on February 17 [5 favorites]


My goodness, that was delightful.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:12 PM on February 17 [1 favorite]


I love this!
posted by limeonaire at 5:25 PM on February 17


The goat on the left was a bit of a meanie.

Hey, he wants to hook up with the nanny but the kids are getting in the way.
posted by Joe in Australia at 5:34 PM on February 17 [6 favorites]


I feel bad for the ram, who doesn't get to play king of the mountain with the others because of his chain. Free the ram!
posted by tavella at 5:46 PM on February 17


Needs more Buttermilk.
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:51 PM on February 17 [1 favorite]


Er, free the billygoat, rather than ram.
posted by tavella at 5:54 PM on February 17 [1 favorite]


Proper goat anatomy lesson for those not in the know.

WidgetAlley, I favorited your link so hard it knocked a goat over. And then I sent the OP link and your link to everyone on my email list.

Yeah, I'm your grandma--deal with it.
posted by BlueHorse at 6:39 PM on February 17 [3 favorites]


Does what it says on the tin.

Just keep it away from the goats.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:18 PM on February 17 [2 favorites]


OMG! It's like a multiplayer version of goat simulator. Seriously, all I could think of was this as some type of physics game. GOAT SIMULATOR PEOPLE! MAKE THIS A THING!
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:22 PM on February 17 [1 favorite]


Poncho braying loudly.

Goats are graceful but otherwise very stupid. Donkeys are clumsy but way smarter than goats.
posted by bukvich at 9:05 PM on February 17 [1 favorite]


Oh no! How could you you be indoors watching this and not run out and untie the big goat so he could play too? My heart is breaking because he's chained up. Bleh.
posted by WalkerWestridge at 9:41 PM on February 17 [1 favorite]


I have a cousin that I've never met because he is always living out in the sticks of the Midwest. I do know his parents and brother and grandmother and when I went to visit the latter last year, she showed us his wedding invitation....he got married at a goat pyramid in Iowa.

"A GOAT PYRAMID?!?!" I said. Apparently that's a thing there. Also the site of their first date. Now there's this wiggly not-a-pyramid....
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:51 PM on February 17


Releasing the big goat, would get the smaller ones flung into the next field.
posted by panaceanot at 10:30 PM on February 17


Let's go for another obvious version, which really syncs up nice at the end. Go, undergoats, you can make it!
posted by pseudocode at 1:47 AM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Take that, Boston Dynamics!
posted by bendybendy at 4:06 AM on February 18 [2 favorites]


Donkeys are clumsy but way smarter than goats.
Agreed. But lets not talk about their liking for jazz.
posted by rongorongo at 4:35 AM on February 18


And of course the noble Golden Retriever. Though their standards for "fun" are so low as to perhaps make that a poor entry.

Look! There are things in the world! So awesome!
posted by sonic meat machine at 5:24 AM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of these guys.
posted by NiceKitty at 6:01 AM on February 18


I wonder if the sheet was just installed, or if months on, they are still reacting to it as if it's the first time they've laid eyes on it.
posted by mantecol at 6:08 AM on February 18


I want goats so, so much. I need another 1/2 acre of land (and a wobbly metal thingie).
posted by Sophie1 at 6:41 AM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Around the World
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:09 AM on February 18


J'adore ces chèvres!
posted by malocchio at 8:36 AM on February 18


Not only does it go with everything, it even goes well in button accordion format.
posted by hip_plumber at 12:00 PM on February 18


Momma goat got balance down, but her and the kids didn't quite maintain counter balance. I was rooting for them so hard. Held my breath at 0:47, sat up in my chair at 0:51, almost started applauding but had to sigh when the wee ones dropped off again.
posted by DisreputableDog at 6:56 PM on February 18


In the old days, you'd have to stay up waaay too late, drinking and smoking weed with your friends, lay into a giant bag of Doritos like a rabid snack machine, unable to sleep, watching cable access at about 3am on a Saturday morning to see something like this. And then you'd spend the next year telling all your goofball friends about it and whacking your buddy who was half-passed out next to you at the time and go, "remember?! You saw it! Right?!"

Instead: yay, internet!!
posted by amanda at 7:57 PM on February 18


Metafilter: Your favorite bendy-metal goat soundtrack sucks.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:07 PM on February 20


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